COMMUNITY HOUSING INNOVATIONS INC
75 SOUTH BROADWAY NO 340, WHITE PLAINS, NY 10601 www.chigrants.org

Total Revenue
$31,101,051
Total Expenses
$31,039,789
Net Assets
$4,427,148

Organizations Filed Purposes: FOUNDED IN 1991, COMMUNITY HOUSING INNOVATIONS, INC. (CHI) IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION SERVING FIVE NEW YORK COUNTIES. CHI'S MISSION IS TO PROVIDE HOUSING AND HUMAN SERVICES THAT SUPPORT SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE. CHI GUIDES FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS FROM HOMELESSNESS TO HOME BY PROVIDING EMERGENCY, TRANSITIONAL AND PERMANENT HOUSING WITH COMPREHENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT AND AN ARRAY OF SUPPORTIVE SERVICES, HOMEOWNERSHIP COUNSELING, EDUCATION AND GRANT ASSISTANCE, FORECLOSURE PREVENTION COUNSELING AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. ALL PROGRAMS HAVE THE END GOALS OF HOUSING PERMANENCY AND STABILITY.

CHI, INC. PROVIDES HOUSING AND HUMAN SERVICES THAT SUPPORT SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE.

SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, ORANGE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, AND DUTCHESS COUNTY DEPART OF SOCIAL SERVICESTHROUGH THE SUFFOLK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES AND THE NASSAU COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES, CHI OPERATES 11 TRANSITIONAL PERMANENT HOUSES (TPH), 1 RECOVERY HOME, (RHI) 9 CONGREGATE SUPERVISED FAMILY RESIDENCES (SFRS), 7 CONGREGATE SUPERVISED SINGLES RESIDENCE (SSR) ONE WHICH IS LICENSED BY NEW YORK STATE AND THE RESOURCE CENTER (TRC). SFRS AND SSRS HAVE STAFF AVAILABLE 24 HOURS PER DAY, 365 DAYS PER YEAR. TPH/RHI HAS INTENSIVE CARE MANAGEMENT AND SERVES 41 MEN, 5 FAMILIES, 22 WOMAN. THROUGH ON-SITE CASE MANAGEMENT AND REFERRALS TO COMMUNITY SERVICES, THE HOMELESS PERSONS ARE ASSISTED IN BECOMING PERSONALLY AND ECONOMICALLY SELF-SUFFICIENT. THE SEARCH FOR PERMANENT HOUSING IS THE PRIMARY GOAL FOR ALL SHELTER RESIDENTS AND CHI PROMOTES AND ASSISTS THEM WITH THE HOUSING SEARCH. PARENTS, SINGLE INDIVIDUALS AND CHILDREN ARE PROVIDED WITH A SAFE HOME AND ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL, VOCATIONAL, EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER COMMUNITY SERVICES BASED UPON THE GOALS THEY SET FOR THEMSELVES. THIS ALSO INCLUDES REFERRALS TO RESOURCES FOR THOSE WITH MENTAL ILLNESSES, HISTORIES OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE, PHYSICAL DISABILITIES AND OTHER SPECIALIZED NEEDS. CHI HAS IMPLEMENTED A TUTORING INITIATIVE FOR PARENTS WORKING TOWARDS A GED AS WELL AS HOMEWORK TUTORING FOR CHILDREN.WITH CONSISTENT INTENSIVE CASE MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISION BY HIGHLY QUALIFIED SOCIAL WORKERS AND OTHER STAFF, SHELTER RESIDENTS ARE HELPED TO SECURE PERMANENT HOUSING OR OTHER APPROPRIATE RESIDENCE IF THEY ARE DETERMINED TO HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS. PARENTS ARE COUNSELED AND CHILDREN ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND SCHOOL AND COMPLETE HOMEWORK. WORKSHOPS ARE FREQUENTLY PROVIDED OFFERING GUIDANCE IN AREAS SUCH AS NUTRITION, BUDGETING AND PARENTING. THE SERVICES PROVIDED DURING THE SHELTER STAY ARE DESIGNED TO ASSIST PARTICIPANTS WITH FINDING AND RETAINING APPROPRIATE PERMANENT HOUSING. CHI ALSO OPERATES SMALLER BUT SIMILAR SERVICES IN ORANGE AND DUTCHESS COUNTIES: 1 EMERGENCY SHELTER IN ORANGE COUNTY, 1 TRANSITIONAL FACILITY IN BOTH ORANGE AND DUTCHESS COUNTIES, AND 1 MIXED USE FACILITY (COMBINED TRANSITIONAL AND PERMANENT HOUSING) IN BOTH ORANGE AND DUTCHESS COUNTIES.

THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING, URBAN DEVELOPMENT, AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING. THE US DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT (HUD) AWARDS FUNDING TO AGENCIES FOR THE ACQUISITION, REHABILITATION, OPERATIONS, AND PROVISION OF SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS. ALL OF THE PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE A DISABLING CONDITION AS PART OF THEIR ELIGIBILITY.THE SHP PROGRAM IS A VALUABLE TOOL IN THE EFFORT TO END HOMELESSNESS. ONE GRANT IS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER AGENCIES. THOSE PARTNERSHIPS DRAW ON THE EXPERTISE OF CHI, AND OTHER AGENCIES TO PROVIDE SUPPORTIVE SERVICES WHILE CHI ACTS AS THE HOUSING DEVELOPER AND PROPERTY MANAGER. USING THIS MODEL, CHI'S SHP PROGRAMS CREATED PERMANENT HOUSING FOR SINGLES AND FAMILIES WHO WERE FORMERLY HOMELESS. THE HOUSING PERMANENCY AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES HAVE ENABLED THEM TO DEVELOP PERSONAL AND ECONOMIC GROWTH AND INDEPENDENCE. DURING THE PAST YEAR, THESE HOMES HAVE SERVED 64 PEOPLE WITH 16 FAMILIES AND 10 SINGLES. ON AVERAGE, 44% OF THE RESIDENTS HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH OR DUAL DIAGNOSIS, 38% HAVE A HISTORY OF CHRONIC SUBSTANCE ABUSE, 15% HAVE A CO-OCCURRING 18.1% HAVE A CHRONIC HEALTH CONDITION AND 3.2% HAVE A DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY. 67% TENANTS ARE NOT MARRIED. 27% DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS WHITE OR CAUCASIAN AND 66% AS BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN. 5% OF THE PARTICIPANTS REPORT HAVING EITHER A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED AND POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION.THERE IS LITTLE TURNOVER IN THESE UNITS WHERE TENANTS PAY NO MORE THAN 30% OF THEIR ADJUSTED GROSS INCOME. 19 PEOPLE HAVE LIVED WITH CHI FOR OVER 10 YEARS; 20 PERSONS HAVE LIVED IN SHP HOUSING FOR OVER 5 YEARS; AND A TOTAL OF 24 PERSONS HAVE LIVED WITH CHI FOR LESS THAN 5 YEARS. FOR PERSONS WITH SERIOUS DISABILITIES AND WHO HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO SECURE GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT, MAINTAINING PERMANENCY IS A SUCCESS. CHI OPERATES 231 AFFORDABLE RENTAL APARTMENTS IN SUFFOLK, NASSAU, AND WESTCHESTER COUNTIES. ALTHOUGH, CHI DOES NOT PROVIDE SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR THESE UNITS, CHI PROPERTY MANAGEMENT WORKS CLOSELY WITH THESE TENANTS TO ENABLE THEM TO MAINTAIN THEIR HOUSING.

WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES. IN WESTCHESTER COUNTY, CHI'S EMERGENCY HOUSING APARTMENT PROGRAM (EHAP) PROVIDES SCATTERED-SITE TEMPORARY HOUSING IN TRADITIONAL APARTMENTS. THE EHAP PROGRAM WAS MODIFIED AND PUT UP FOR A RFP IN 2017 FOR SPECIFIC CATCHMENT AREAS OF THE FOUR LOCAL WESTCHESTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES (DSS) OFFICES; PEEKSKILL, WHITE PLAINS, YONKERS AND MT. VERNON. CHI SOUGHT AND WAS AWARDED FIVE ONE-YEAR RENEWABLE EHAP CONTRACTS FOR THE MT. VERNON AND NEW ROCHELLE CATCHMENT AREA. THE 2018 CONTRACT TOTAL AWARD WAS $2,575,929.IN 2018, THE CHI CONTRACT CALLED TO HOUSE 90 FAMILIES IN EMERGENCY HOUSING UNITS (EHUS) LOCATED IN COMMUNITY RENTAL BUILDINGS IN THE TWO SCHOOL DISTRICTS. DSS' CASE MANAGEMENT UNIT DOES THE FULL FAMILY HOLISTIC CASE MANAGEMENT TO WORK WITH THE FAMILIES IN THE EHAP REGARDING THEIR NEEDS (ACADEMIC, VOCATIONAL, MENTAL HEALTH, TREATMENT, ETC.). CHI EHAP VENDOR STAFF ARE HOUSING SPECIALISTS WHICH FOCUS SPECIFICALLY ON ASSISTING FAMILIES TO SECURE PERMANENT HOUSING. THEY ASSESS THE FAMILY'S HOUSING NEEDS AND BUDGET, TEACH FAMILY MEMBERS HOW TO MAINTAIN THE UNITS, TO SELF-ADVOCATE WITH THE BUILDING SUPERINTENDENT, AND PROVIDE CRITICAL SKILLS NEEDED AS THEY SEEK PERMANENT HOUSING. THEY CALL AND ADVOCATE FOR THE CLIENTS WITH LANDLORDS, DO ROLE-PLAYING WITH FAMILIES FOR HOUSING INTERVIEWS, ASSIST IN OBTAINING NECESSARY DOCUMENTS TO OBTAIN HOUSING AND MOVE, MEET WITH LANDLORDS, AND CONDUCT HOUSING QUALITY STANDARD REVIEWS OF EHUS AND PERMANENT HOUSING UNITS. A CHI MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN FULFILLS UNIT MAINTENANCE REPAIR REQUESTS, CLEANS AND PREPARES UNITS FOR RE-OCCUPANCY, SETS UP FURNITURE, ASSESSES BUILDING NEEDS AND COORDINATES WITH SERVICE STAFF. A CHI PROPERTY MANAGER ORDERS FURNITURE, MANAGES THE MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN, AND COLLABORATES WITH PROPERTY OWNERS. IN 2018:- 118 HOUSEHOLDS WITH A TOTAL OF 369 PEOPLE WERE PROVIDED SHELTER IN THE CHI EHAP- THE AVERAGE LENGTH OF STAY WAS 632 DAYS. - 29 FAMILIES LEFT THE PROGRAM- 25 OR 86% MOVED TO PERMANENT HOUSING.

Executives Listed on Filing

Total Salary includes financial earnings, benefits, and all related organization earnings listed on tax filing

NameTitleHours Per WeekTotal Salary
Alexander RobertsPRESIDENT/EXEC. DIRECTOR40$230,765
Kathleen DoranCFO40$195,739
Tracey LutzASSO. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR40$150,213
Deborah PostSENIOR DIR., HOUSING DEV.40$134,187
Deborah AndersonDIRECTOR HV PROGRAM40$100,977
Jerome J AugustTREASURER (THRU 07/2018)24$58,618
Gerry E FeinbergDIRECTOR/COMPLIANCE OFFICER0.3$9,480
Steven GiffordDIRECTOR0.3$0
Michael Puntillo JrDIRECTOR0.3$0
Sharlette N FraleyDIRECTOR0.3$0
Mary BrinsonSECRETARY/TREASURER0.3$0
Steven BrillCHAIRMAN0.3$0

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